We started our day from the hotel at 10am, our driver Mr. Samir picked up us with a surprise. I get a complimentary tour guide (FOC) from the Car Rental Company but I need to pay tips at the end of the trip. We decided to take the offer after considerations. We thought he could help us to know more about the history of New Delhi and the attraction we intend to visit on that day. However, conflicts arise between us and the tour guide so we decided to pay him off with INR 500 (RM 31.52) although he just spend 2 hours with us. Our driver told us that the market rate for the tour guide tips is about INR 800- 1000 (RM 50.44-RM 63.05) for the whole day yet we paid him INR 500 (RM 31.52) for just 2 hours and he demands for more tips from us. Thank god, my friend was bold enough to say no.
Red Fort, we did not enter inside to have a look as our tour guide told us that Agra Fort is way much better than this so we just snapped some picture from the car.
Jama Masjid, it is the 3rd largest mosque in the world according to our tour guide. It is a beautiful mosque in New Delhi with people paying their respect on Saturday. I loved the way they build the Mosque. You have to leave your slipper outside and walk barefoot inside. The weather was freaking hot. I walk barefoot in the Jama masjid so I suffered from cracked heels so my advice for you is to get a pair of slipper at INR 100 (RM 6.30) per pair if you do not want to walk barefoot in the hot weather. In addition, you also need to pay INR 100 (RM 6.30) to the person who will be taking care of your slipper while you are exploring the Mosque and also INR 300 (RM 18.91)per Hand phone and camera. There will be some people inside the Mosque to check your ticket when they saw you the taking photo to see whether you have bought the tickets or not.
Location: Off Netaji Subhash MargWest of Red Fort
Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar
Open: All days of the week
Timings: 7am to Noon/ 1.30pm to 6.30pm (Tourists are not allowed during prayers hours)
Entry Fee: Free
Photography: INR 300 / RM 18.91 (Camera and Phone)
Chandni Chowk is a heaven place for street food and shopping. According to our tour guide, the place is divided into many categories like Lehengawala, Bookshop, Punjabi suits, spices and so on. Therefore, we decided to walk around Chandni Chowk looking for the clothes and also enjoy the street foods along the way too. We bought 2 blouses from a random stall at INR 150 (RM 9.46) per blouse and Lehenga (INR 2000/RM 126.09) & Saree (INR 1300/RM 81.96) from Shrishti Yash Creations (Wholesale Lehnga Chunni, Sarees, and Suits). Not to forget, we did enjoy some street foods too.
We were hungry after all the walking therefore we decided to have lunch at Karim Hotel. Foods are good but not something extraordinary for us. I am still looking for a place that will blow my mind with their awesome foods.
Address: Karim Hotels
Phone: 2326 4981/ 2326 9880
After lunch, we went to Humayun’s tomb for sunset. We reached there about 6pm and it’s open until 7pm. The entrance ticket is INR 500 (RM 51.32) for foreigners. The place was so beautiful and I was amazed by the architecture. It is one of the must visit place for me in New Delhi and yeah I made it to here. Humayun’s Tomb was built by his wife for his husband, Humayun.
Location : Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin,
Metro Station: JLN Stadium
Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee: INR 500/ RM 51.32 (Foreigners)
Photography Charges: NIL
Bottom: Personalized Shirts
Sun-glass: Cotton OnAfter mesmerizing sunset, we went to India gate for a quick walk. Tried some Gol gappa’s while admiring the beauty of it. The place was so crowded with people enjoying their evening walk on Saturday night.
Location: Near Rajpath
Timing: Morning to Night
Days Closed: None
Photography Charge: NIL
Then we went to Bikanervala for dinner and we do take away some snacks to have at the hotel. Bikanervala serves delicious South Indian foods and it’s a good choice for a light dinner. Our driver helps us to buy Kingfisher beer from the Beer shop to try. It cost us INR 150 (RM 9.46) per can and finally at 9pm we went back to the hotel to have a nice sleep.
Address: Arya Samaj Road
Phone: 4500 2525/4145 1259The next day, we went Sarojini Market for shopping. It opens at 11pm but when we went there around 10.30pm, some of the shops are already opened. It was so crowded with people and I manage to try some snacks like Panner Puff, Chicken Momos, Depaul’s Coffee and Pav Bhaji. Besides that, I also bought Beautiful Slipper at INR 1290 (RM 81.33), 1 Kurtis at INR 100 (RM 6.30) and 3 chains at INR 100 (RM 6.30) each in less than 1 ½ hour. Amazing right!!
More Info: https://sakthi-life.blogspot.my/2016/10/rs-2000-rm-126-shopping-challenge-in.html
Bottom: Personalized Shirts
Sun-glass: Cotton On
That’s how we spend our 26 hours in New Delhi. Hope this helps you guys to plan your trip.